Natalie is a 2014 alumnus and active guest lecturer for the Managing by Network course. She is chief of the Branch of Human Dimensions of the Natural Resource Program Center of the National Wildlife Refuge System. She spent the last 10 years of her career with U.S. Geological Survey, where she provided human dimensions research and expertise to Refuges.
In her current position, Natalie’s focus is putting tools and resources into the hands of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service practitioners to address the human dimensions of conservation. A big focus for FY 15 was development of human dimensions training in partnership with the National Conservation Training Center, and a web-based portal for serving human dimensions tools and resources.
Natalie’s academic training is grounded in an MS in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where she enjoys hiking, road biking and skiing with her family as well as gardening and cooking.
Chief, Human Dimensions Branch,
National Wildlife Refuge System
Managing by Network Class of 2014